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Physician Assistant Studies Welcomes Class of 2020 with White Coat Ceremony

January 22, 2019

The Physician Assistant Studies program, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, welcomed the class of 2020 on January 17, 2019, with a white coat ceremony. Among this year’s cohort are seven veterans, who represent service in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. “What has impressed me most since meeting them almost two … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Recognized on Veterans Day at UNC Hospitals

November 19, 2018

The Physician Assistant Studies program received recognition in a Veterans Day celebration, held in the lobby at UNC Children’s Hospital, on Monday, November 12, 2018. The event honored UNC Health Care employees, students, and local residents who currently serve or have served in the armed forces. The PA program is housed in the Department of … Read more

Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year award

August 31, 2018

Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, received the 2018 PA of the Year award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants at its annual conference. Bludorn, a clinical assistant professor with the UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies program, has been in practice for eight years as a PA, specializing in emergency medicine and women’s health. … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Students Serve Rural Community in Virginia Through Remote Area Medical Program

July 31, 2018

In late July 2018, first and second-year Physician Assistant Studies students, and two faculty mentors, provided health care in rural Wise, Virginia, through the Remote Area Medical (RAM) program, a nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. The RAM program delivers free dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured populations. Sixteen PA students joined other … Read more

Chelminski: Commentary Featured on Opioid Crisis

July 17, 2018

Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP, and director of Physician Assistant Studies, is part of a $9 million study to research the effects of cognitive behavior therapy and motivational therapy with the goal of better understanding ways to reduce the use of opioids. The study will look at the comparative effectiveness of various approaches to manage … Read more

Making the Transition From Military to Medicine

July 9, 2018

MD Magazine recently spoke with Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP, and director of Physician Assistant Studies, about the history of our PA program and how it supports the nontraditional student. Full story.